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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Mar 3, 2011 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Interesting quote?

Like I've said before, there a group you either like or don't . There is very little wiggle room here because they are not a radio friendly band like lets say the Eagles w/ big hit singles one after another. Some people just don't see the magic that happens on a good night and when all cylinders are clicking away and they do take you to places vey few bands even come close to. Again my biggest fault w/ them was they were not consistant and as I always have said, when they were good they were the best at what they did and a great time was had by all, but when they were bad they were fucking awful and I left at a perticular show after the third song first set knowing it was not going to get any better.Now for an exaggerated bad show we have a late stage appearence, incesent tuning, stage banter to waste more time and the dreaded uncontrolled feedback and after settleing in it would be a set of slow stupid cowboy songs, some covers, mixed w/ some usual drums-space and at very low volume levels only to crank it at the end w/ a very loud Johnny B Good just to tease the crowd and say yes we could do it if we were on tonight but to circumstances beyond our control you got a lame show.Again sorry for being honest in what I saw on a given night,and I never ever would have gone back as many times as I did if I didn't think the magic would happen.
As a post script they certainly were the best bargin in entertainment time wise w/ only Hot Tuna rising to the extented time on stage until Springsteen came along....LW